Many of us have experienced burnout and its debilitating effects on the mind and body. This 4-night stress retreat offers practical resources to help nourish you in your daily life and work.
Prolonged stress can cause feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, depression or a lack of motivation as well as anxiety over life's demands. The physical effects of burning out can also include insomnia, headaches and migraines or stomach and digestive issues.
This retreat offers a mindful approach to burnout, helping to boost your resilience, support your life's balance and offering strategies to help you manage stress in a more sustainable way.
It takes place in the very special setting of Sharpham House, in the grounds of Grade I-listed Sharpham House, Devon, surrounded by tranquil gardens within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
If you decide to stay with us, we’ll send you a list of what you need to bring for this retreat in your Welcome Letter that we send out after you've booked.
You can also find out more about staying with us on our Frequently Asked Questions page, including
If you're coming to stay with us on retreat, it is important to make a commitment to arrive in time for the first group meeting and to attend all the days.
This ensures you experience the retreat programme from start to finish and helps your group of participants to gel.
All our retreats include periods of silence as a way of deepening into mindful awareness.
If you are new to spending time in silence in the company of other people, it can feel awkward to begin with. But we encourage you to explore the silent periods with a spirit of openness and curiosity - people usually find it to be a positive experience.
The retreats typically move into silence each evening from 9pm - 10.45am the following day
Day 1: Arrive between 3-5pm for welcoming talk and settling in
|7.20am - wake up bell||1.00pm - lunch and shared tasks|
|7.50am - meditation||2.15pm – personal time|
|8.30am – breakfast and shared tasks||4.00pm – enquiry session|
|9.50am - moving mindfulness||5.30pm – meditation|
|10.45am - group circle, break the silence||6.00pm – supper and shared tasks|
|8.00pm – evening session|
|8.40pm – deep relaxation|
|9.00pm – House moves into silence until 10.45am the next day|
Final day: There is a closing meeting from 9.45am - 11.45am, and your departure by 12noon.
The whole experience has left me with a sense of confidence in my ability to improve my well-being and find more balance
Burnout retreat was life-changing for me. If you feel burnt out but just feel sceptical and unsure, then dive in and try it
The Burnout retreat for developing tools to sustain yourself was excellent. The venue is amazing - comfort, care and delicious food from the staff, a beautiful building and stunning location and grounds to reconnect with nature. The retreat leaders were gentle and skilled at holding a safe space for us to allow ourselves to be vulnerable and create a feeling of close, supportive community in only 4 days. I am very grateful to have had this experience. Thank you Sharpham Trust!
Sharpham House is the perfect place to experience a mindfulness retreat: a Grade I-listed Georgian mansion at the centre of the stunning Sharpham Estate, where you're nurtured with delicious vegetarian and vegan food (much of it grown organically in our Walled Garden).
The House is set in beautiful gardens, surrounded by a parkland designed originally by Capability Brown, offering calming views over the River Dart, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.Get Directions View Venue
From April 2024
There will be a maximum of 20 guests on this retreat.
All rooms are single occupancy, giving you your own space in which to relax.
If you have a medical condition that requires you to have an en-suite room, please contact the Programme Administrator on the number below as these rooms are limited and are bookable on a first-come first-serve basis.
Book easily and securely online or by phoning 01803 732542
Please click here to see our booking and cancellations policy
Limited 50% bursaries offering reduced-price retreats are available for those experiencing financial hardship. Please contact the Programme Administrator at least 4 weeks in advance if you wish to apply.
Our bursary fund relies on donations. If you’d like to help another to go on retreat here through our bursary scheme, you can give online quickly and easily by clicking here